Our impact

WE'RE MAKING REAL IMPACT


Since 2003, CollegeTracks has served more than 4,000 students. CollegeTracks students have enrolled in postsecondary education institutions and graduated at a rate that far exceeds the average for low-income students nationally and for those in MCPS. We serve EVERY student at our partner schools who needs our support.  We operate directly in MCPS high schools, and are formal partners with MCPS.

Each year, CollegeTracks seniors secure more than $7 million in financial aid for their first year of college and earned high-value scholarships through programs such as Posse, QuestBridge, Gates Millennium, Horatio Alger, Herb Block, NAACP, Maryland Guaranteed Access Grant, and New Futures.

STUDENT STORIES


 

SHIRLEY SALAZAR B-CC HS 2014 TRINITY WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 2018, B.S. NURSING HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, REGISTERED NURSE

“When my college acceptances came through, CollegeTracks helped me break down the financial aid details, which are very complicated to decipher. My sister didn’t have this help, so she made some costly mistakes because the financial aid packages are so difficult to understand.”

BRANDON RODRIGUEZ WATKINS MILL HS 2017 GOUCHER COLLEGE, BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 2021

“Point blank, join CollegeTracks. It sounds like a lot of work, but it is definitely worth it. The CollegeTracks staff will literally sit by your side when you fill out college applications. They know the process is not easy because they also went through it.”

DOOPASHIKA WELIKALA B-CC HS 2014;UMBC 2018, B.S. BIOLOGY, B.A. SOCIOLOGY AND B.A. ANTHROPOLOGY; MPHS CANDIDATE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY 2020

“I was the first in my family to go to school in the U.S. My parents didn’t understand the admissions process here so I knew that I needed help to get into college and figure out scholarships and financial aid. I would not have gone to UMBC if CollegeTracks hadn’t put a plan in place in case I got my permanent residency before I graduated.”

SOULIHE NIDA WHEATON HS 2014 UMD-COLLEGE PARK 2018, B.A. ARCHITECTURE; EMG CORPORATION, PROJECT MANAGER

“CollegeTracks helped me apply to college and secure financial aid. My Success coach helped me manage the academic, financial and emotional challenges that are part of the college experience and seem almost impossible to survive as a first-generation student.”